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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 17, 2008 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: PC to Mac ...need help

i am finding any expected advantages from my new computer acquisition to be buried by the immense disappointment i am finding in utilizing this wonderful archive in the same capacity as i have for so many shows in the past.....any help would be greatly appreciated.....temp files not to be found by my puny computer intellect anywhere in Mac...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Jun 17, 2008 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

You could probably sell the Mac and buy 3 killer PC's and a wireless router with the money and set up a network.

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 17, 2008 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

i got it as a gift...when my PC went down...not able to utilize the archive in the same fashion...if anyone has any insight into this i would appreciate the help.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 17, 2008 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

In what fashion are you trying to utilize the archive on the mac? I have no problems streaming the sbds and downloading auds. However if you are trying listen to flac or shn on the mac through itunes, you are SOL. You will need to convert them to audio (wav or aiff).

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 17, 2008 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

thanks for the input. streams okay. and can DL the auds fine, too. just not getting the same results with the AUDs as i was able to with my PC. cant locate my downloads as i could with my PC.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jun 17, 2008 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

are you using safari? downloads for me end up on the desktop. however its always good to check the activity window to see what is going on.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Jun 17, 2008 8:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

Stay with the MAC, you just need a little getting used to it. Your downloads are going straight to your Downloads folder. You can change this or just copy and paste them to another folder, delete them from the Downloads folder when you are done.

Should be no problem.

I highly recommend you DL Firefox, use this and you will have no problems. Send the Downloads to your desk top.

EnjoY!

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 17, 2008 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

thanks guys.

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 17, 2008 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

thanks. hope to be able to pull rabbit out of hat with mac like i could with pc.
attempting discretion

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 18, 2008 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

Your attempts at discretion are about as subtle as a tap on the head with a baseball bat. It's pretty transparently obvious what you're after and I hope the well-meaning forumites around here who have been giving you the benefit of the doubt and offering advice will realise that. Openly attempting to rip off the soundboards from the Archive jeopardises everyone's access.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Jun 18, 2008 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

You mean like johnnyonthespot pointing to a soundboard that got overlooked my lma?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 18, 2008 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

No. Try not to be so willfully obtuse.

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Poster: lastcall Date: Jun 18, 2008 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

hypocrite I can laugh at you, can you laugh at yourself? No need to overcompensate for your lack of genuine intellect. Now that's transparent!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jun 18, 2008 3:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

Run that one by me again. Obviously owing to my lack of genuine intellect I was unable to find anything of worth or substance in your post.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Jun 17, 2008 8:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

what is your email?

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 18, 2008 3:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

ronsmithjrmd@yahoo.com

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 17, 2008 8:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

hey here is a link to the latest and greatest firefox:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Browsers/Mozilla-Firefox-Final.shtml

I downloaded it earlier today and it is working nicely, and even faster than the last release. I still need to put it to the opera test, but suffice it to say it blows IE out of the water. Just wish more sites would test with browsers other than IE.

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Jun 18, 2008 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

Hey, if your pc is down due to viruses and stuff install Ubuntu on it.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

It`s completely free (as in beer), totally customizable, you don`t need anti-virus and the community support is amazing.

Have a look and if you decide you want to give it a go, post here and I`ll guide you.


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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2008 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

THANKS Nothing Special!!! GREAT Advice!!!

the ole great minds think alike...I have been thinking about it since my issue first hit but my mind has been elsewhere until last night.

Not sure what got me started, but by 3AM I had my disk burned and now with a "fresh" mind I am installing it on my primary machine. My primary machine has an MAJOR XP issue; with XP thinking that the router is engaged when it is not. Anyway, within a few hours I will be have my primary machine working again and I can say goodbye to the $$$soft crap.

Today is going to be a good day!!!

The only issue, even sans soundcard I couldn't give up my collection building so now I have 100GBs of shows on this secondary machine to deal with.

I have been on the bench workwise but as soon as I am eating again a 500gb hd is not far behind.

JUST SAY NO TO $$$SOFT!!!

This post was modified by veblen on 2008-06-18 15:54:16

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Jun 18, 2008 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

Just make sure you have all your data backed up and you`ll be fine.
If need any help just post here.
Switching from windows to linux can seem daunting but once you get it you`ll never look back.

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2008 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

so nothing special all seems to be working fine until I get to the partition resizing and I keep receiving the same error message...here is my post to the ubuntu forum:

link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5215512#post5215512

text:

After following all of the prep steps all goes well until the partition screen.

I select the first option that has a partition break-out of:

85%-191.1gb
15%-34.9gb

But in the process of resizing I receive a message stating that an error occurred while writing to the storage device and that the resizing was aborted.

Then I am taken to a partition screen showing:

/dev/sda1-ntfs-7.00
/dev/sda2-ntfs-189.13

Please let me know if more info is required since I have plenty to pass on when/if needed.

I have tried this many different ways all with the same results.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


This post was modified by veblen on 2008-06-19 03:31:37

This post was modified by veblen on 2008-06-19 03:31:56

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 18, 2008 10:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ubuntu continued (non-dead)

nothing special: so after doing some research it appears that the two partitions that I have are 1) windows XP and 2) diagnostics and system restore. This leads to the error since the install is trying to resize/change #2 the diagnostics and system restore partition.

With this in mind, is the solution partitioning the disc into 4:

-windows xp
-ubuntu
-swap
-diagnostics and system restore?

Any input would be appreciated...

THANKS!!!

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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Jun 19, 2008 12:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ubuntu continued (non-dead)

Here are 2 nice little guides on partitioning.http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/partitioning

(psychocats.net! bookmark that website)

Personally I would back up all your important data, unplug your external hds do a system recovery and restore( so you don`t need it) and use the option -
Guided - use the largest continuous free space

This will make windows as small as possible (that`s that we want)

Manual partitioning is risky if you don`t know what your doing.

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 19, 2008 1:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ubuntu continued (non-dead)

actually I am going to defragment one more time...gives me a reason to do that tricky manual partition with a fresh AM mind.

I do agree on the riskiness of manually partitioning for the general user but I hope that my twenty-years as a programmer analyst will see me through...fortunately I am one of those people that began coding when we only had 1's and 0's and at times not even any 1's...

but I am kicking myself for going through the install a few times without seeing that the smallest of the two partitions was actually the diagnostics/restore partition and not a partition created for ubuntu...though within ubuntu it was labled as "ubuntu" and I didn't see the correct labeling until checking it in XP...not a biggie...

THANKS Again; I have been running it on-and-off all day and I am so looking to using it.



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Poster: Nothing Special Date: Jun 19, 2008 3:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ubuntu continued (non-dead)

I think, out of courtesy to the other forumites here we should continue this discussion in the Ubuntu forums. Absolute beginner talk would be a good place.

http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=326

I`m a regular there + there are many many linux gurus with a far greater knowledge than mine.

My user name is almost the same (nothingspecial) no capitals or spaces. Search my name click on it and there is the facility to send me a message if you like. That forum moves so fast it`s unbelievable.

Good luck and remember it will be much more difficult for a long time windows user to adapt to linux than a computer novice. Here`s a little example -
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=58017

See you in Ubuntu land!

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Poster: veblen Date: Jun 19, 2008 1:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ubuntu continued (non-dead)

thanks I have read both of those and they have helped...

so I went to do the manual partition and I ran into the same storage device error when trying to partition the the current windows partition. Though through the ubuntu forum and other stops I received word that this issue does pop-up from time to time with users stating that a disk check and error cleaning seems to resolve the issue. So I have just completed the disk check and all is OK. No I am going to reboot the machine cleanly in windows and then will give the install another try.

regarding my process: unfortunately $$$ and time do not allow for a full system backup so I am tap-dancing through with some of it. If $$$ wasn't an issue I would have pulled all of the data and just restored windows weeks ago.

Plus my work requires more than a few windows apps that I must keep up so going full ubuntu is out of the question at this time. Unless I missed seeing ubuntu support for MSProject and Visio, among other

btw: not that I have to be sold but I really liked the write-up for new ubuntu/linux users, I am and will be passing that one on.

suffice it to say I am re-learning an learning a bunch, which is always a positive.

here she goes...

THANKS!!!

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Poster: TVZHOG Date: Jun 18, 2008 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: PC to Mac ...need help

i finally figured out how to get the streams to play....whew !!! i got a laptop thinking i could stream whereever i was, and then couldn't make it work.

thanks guys for all the help. i wasn't sure how legal it was to stream the archive over WiFi.

dire wolf.

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